Always Children First
At Westvale Park keeping healthy, both physically and mentally, are at the forefront of weekly plans. Each week children receive 2 PE lessons. One is led by their class teacher, and the second is led by qualified sports coaches. Children also take part in the 'daily mile' around our newly installed track.
At Westvale Park Primary Academy, we believe that in KS1 the focus of the PE curriculum is on the development of the fundamental skills that will be built upon in KS2 when they are applied in specific sports. It is our intention to develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport, and PE in all young people. We aim to help ensure a positive and healthy physical and mental outlook in the future and help young people to develop essential skills like leadership and teamwork. Within each lesson, we strive to give every child the opportunity to develop skills in PE, consider the impact on their health and fitness, compete and perform, and evaluate. These elements are always clearly identified both in lesson plans and on progression maps. All lessons are carefully scaffolded to ensure that learning is fully inclusive and accessible.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination around sport and excercise. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Westvale Park Primary Academy, into their further education and beyond.